Ballard, Josiah a Congregational minister, was born in Petersborough, N. H., April 14, 1806. He was fitted for college at Monson Academy, taught the classics in Westfield Academy for a vear and a half, and studied theology privately. In 1836 he was ordained in Chesterfield, N. H., and settled over a Congregational Church in Nelson, N. H. In 1841 he removed to Sudbury, Mass., where he remained as pastor eleven years. In 1852 he was installed over a Church in New Ipswich, N. H., and in 1855 he became a stated supply of the Church at Plympton, Mass. He was finally installed over the Church in Carlisle, Mass., Sept. 15, 1859, at which place he died, Dec. 12, 1863. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1864.